Minnesota Vikings fullback Jerome Felton has been suspended for the first three games of the NFL season for violating the league's Substances abuse policy.
Felton will be eligible to return to the Vikings' active roster on Monday, Sept. 23 following the team's Sept. 22 game against the Cleveland Browns. His suspension starts on Saturday, Aug. 31, making him eligible to participate in the final week of preseason.
"We respect the league's decision and Jerome understands it. Jerome is focused on returning to the playing field in week four vs. Pittsburgh," Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman said in a statement released by the team.
Felton was arrested for DWI last June.
Jerome Felton earned a trip to the Pro Bowl last season as Adrian Peterson's lead blocker. He signed a three-year contract this year worth $7.5 million.